Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Friday, September 27, 2013

$10 Find: Antique Farm Table and Fall Tablescape

*This had been my most popular post on all forms of social media so I decided to share again for all the fun fall parties of 2015. We moved last year so I have a new dining room to show this upcoming weekend as well. I hope you'll check it out too!

Hello again all you fellow fall-loving friends! Today I am so excited to show you our fabulous yard  find, an authentic antique farm table! We only paid $10 for it! The top was covered with a cheap veneer and I was just going to get the table to use in our basement because it seemed like a solid table, but my husband looked underneath and noticed it had the big wooden planks. We tried not to do the happy dance right there in the stranger's yard and offered the seller ten bucks (she was asking $15). Sold! We brought it home and he immediately ripped off the veneer, sanded, and stained. When it was completely dry we used a paste wax to give it a nice smooth finish. The bottom part was ugly flat brown so he just chalk painted it and distressed it to match our buffet. At some point someone had chopped the legs just a bit to make it an odd height, but never fear, this junker keeps a stash of junk in the basement with several sets of vintage casters "just in case." We already had the paint, stain, wax and casters so it actually did only cost $10. Similar tables sell anywhere from $200-$1500. And this people, is why I am a proud junkaholic!
Here it is right after it was finished. It turned out stunning! Love the morning light coming through and resting on the table. We are really getting that blend of a farmhouse-cottage feel now and it's so
cozy. I hadn't really set a tablescape yet in this picture, but even unadorned it is beautiful. I had some
faux pumpkins so I stuck them on top with some leaves until I could get to the market for some real
pumpkins and gourds. So pretty for early autumn.


In my "Saying Goodbye To Summer" post I showed pictures of our white table for the last time. I was
a little worried that the farm table would be too primitive but actually it ties in all of the romantic
farmhouse style elements that I have working into the cottage, so it's pretty much perfect for our décor. And yes, we use it. It's sturdy and wonderful!

You can't help but wonder what meals and stories were shared around this well-worn table. I love the gorgeous depth and age of the wood.

I love coming down stairs and seeing the table first thing in the morning, especially now that it's adorned with autumn goodness!


I have been trying out some some different color combinations of pumpkins and gourds for the centerpiece and they all have looked wonderful. I have so much fun playing with pumpkins it  will probably continue to change and evolve through Thanksgiving.


While we are touring the dining room a bit I'll go ahead and show you my chalkboard. You can see it in the background of some of the photos but it's always a bit blurred.

I just came up with a quick free hand design for early autumn. My younger sister is a very talented artist who just graduated with a degree in graphic design and she loves hand lettering. She's coming to visit this weekend so I'm going to have her create something unique and spooky for Halloween. I'm so excited for her visit!

I digress easily. I get excited, it's fall! It's almost October! Okay, back to the table. For the center I used a very old antique linen runner topped by a few faux gourds mixed in with real gourds and
pumpkins, deer antlers and fall leaves. 







I found the awesome jute place mats at Home Goods for $2.99 each and they matched the Pottery Barn rug ($20 yard sale STEAL!) perfectly. Then I simply set out my cream plates and saucers with tiger striped pumpkins on top. I will add gold flatware, napkins, vintage amber glass saucers and goblets in November.






I have been playing around with different candles for the table. First I used one single pillar and it was nice. Then I used two primitive battery operated flicker candles and they were nice. Finally I 
settled on dollar store pillars that I embellished a little with twine, antique lace, fall leaves and old skeleton keys. Love them!








I am looking forward to many years of family meals and memories shared around this table. It's definitely a keeper!



If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out my previous and upcoming fall posts too! 

Enjoy you upcoming "fall-i-days!"

Amber

 2015 Parties:

I've been  featured!:


Parties! 
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://missmustardseed.com/2013/09/furniture-feature-friday-favorites-link-2/
http://www.timewashed.com/2013/10/blissful-whites-wednesday.html
http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/http://www.jannolson.blogspot.com/
http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2013/10/home-and-garden-thursday-49.html
http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2013/10/autumn-table-setting-link-party/
http://thepolohouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/favorites-on-first-fall-decor.html
http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/2013/10/home.html
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2013/09/knick-of-time-tuesday-106-giveaway.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:
http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2013/10/six-blogs-one-great-party-lovely-ladies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: creativity4you (Just a little Creativity)

Friday:
http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2013/10/link-party-125-and-les-features/
http://elizabethandco.blogspot.com/2013/10/be-inspired-features-and-link-party-89.html
http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-to-scoop-link-party-decor.html
http://www.commonground-do.com/2013/10/be-inspired-159-farmhouse-porch-decor.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: blogspot/bCGJMl (Common Ground)
http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/2013/10/open-house-blog-party.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: NoMinimalistHere (No Minimalist Here)
http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2013/10/fabulously-creative-friday-linky-party-2.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/halloween-decorating-and-table-setting-ideas/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://www.glamorousbride.blogspot.com/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftberrybush.com/
Saturday
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
http://www.shakentogetherlife.com/2013/10/whats-shakin-link-party-79-share-inspire.html
http://staceyembracingchange.com/2013/10/03/creative-inspirations-linky-party-55/
http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/2013/10/frugal-friday.html
http://www.sunnysimplelife.com/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/10/fall-mantel-decorating.html
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/10/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party-week-117.html
http://startathome.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?blog=4008383&group=0&frame_type=b&link=aHR0cDovL3Bvc2VkcGVyZmVjdGlvbi5ibG9nc3BvdC5zZS8&frame=1&click=0&user=0
Sunday
http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/10/welcome-to-creative-home-garden-hop-12.html
http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com/
http://www.niftythriftythings.com/
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/
http://minettesmaze.blogspot.com/2013/10/diy-sunday-showcase_3.html
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2013/10/wildly-original-link-party-72.html
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2013/10/last-creative-bloggers-party-hop.html?showComment=1381109037538

Monday:
Mod Mix Mondays
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2013/10/inspiration-monday-today-were-inspired.html
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/
Tuesday:
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2013/10/knick-of-time-tuesday-107.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLnlBt+%28Knick+of+Time%29
http://mamaldiane.com/the-gathering-spot-72/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/10/tuesdays-with-twist-27-with-giveaway.htmlhttp://www.ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/

Wednesday:
http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/2013/08/pretty-wednesday-linky-party-2/
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/
http://www.mamabzz.com/
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/cast-party-wednesday-112/
http://thestylesisters.blogspot.ca/

Thursday:
http://www.seven-alive.com/
http://thefrugalgirls.com/2013/10/chic-and-crafty-party-10-10.html
http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com/

69 comments:

  1. What a great old table! Looks super in your home, too. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  2. Love, love, LOVE your table! What a find!!! Love your style!

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  3. Love, love, LOVE your table! What a find!!! Love your style!

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  4. Amber - I LOVE it! It's beautiful! You probably spent more on your gourds than you did the entire table and rug! MAJOR SCORE!
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. That is a steal! It looks perfect with all your other dining room furnishings. It's the perfect canvas for all your pumpkin goodness! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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  6. That table was meant for you, Amber! It looks lovely in your dining room with the sun shining on its plank top. I love the organic elements you've chosen to accessorize your table!

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  7. Amber, I'm so jealous! I've been on the hunt for one of these and can't even find one I like, let alone for $10! Amazing!

    Tim

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  8. What a wonderful find, Amber! So perfect for your beautiful room. There is such an unspoken emotional quality to old pieces like this. It's so warm and welcoming. I love all your little touches. Especially the little bits of lace peeking out here and there.

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  9. WOW...love this table...great find!
    Your tablescape is beautiful!

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  10. The table looks great. Old wood is very warm and inviting looking! Love it!

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  11. Oh my goodness . . . what an amazing find! You are blessed and highly favored dear Amber. I love how you've dressed it all up for Fall. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  12. Love the combination of rustic and romantic. Makes perfect sense to me. So glad you realized what a hidden treasure the table was and rescued it. Visiting from SYC - so glad I found your fabulous post!

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  13. Amber you are my kind of gal! What an amazing score!!! I am totally jealous on that find. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  14. What a great find!! I had to go to France to find an old farm table and paid way more. How great that that planked top was under the veneer.

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  15. Beautiful..what a steal...new follower!!! Can I ask you where you got the dining room chair slip covers from? I am looking to cover mine? Christine from http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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    1. I believe I ordered them from Overstock.com for $9.00 a piece :)

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    2. Thanks so much Amber....is the brand name SURE FIT by any chance??? If you don't know, no worries.....

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  16. Amber,
    WOW...what an awesome deal!!! This is one charming $10 table...would love to have you share it at my party next week. NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY...it goes live on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. What a fantastic deal and find. Your table is beautiful!

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  18. OMW !!!! your table is perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it.....I think a bit of contrast is good.........I have been looking for a table like that FOREVER, that didn't cost an arm and a leg, you scored....again, your home (with that awesome table) is FAB !!!!!!!!!

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  19. What a wonderful table, Amber. It looks perfect in your room. Anything shabby or distressed is a winner with me. Love it dressed with the pumpkins and gourds too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely weekend. I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Your table turned out beautifully...how wonderful to find the old planks!

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  21. Love your blog. Popped over from the comment you left, and I'm now a new follower. What a steal on that table! It looks awesome! Thanks for leaving the comment, because I found several things I'm liking here.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  22. Oh yea, come like me on fb at my page Bohemian Junktion, and on Pinterest Shannon Marburger

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  23. Ciao, I love your fall decorations, these are simple but very cute and elegant! Hugs Cristina

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  24. Gorgeous! The entire room is just beautiful! Love your light!

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  25. Great find on that fabulous table! And the way the light shines on the table looks so serene. I picture quite morning cups of coffee there. Also the candles with leaves/twine/keys are so fun and whimsical - well done!! Catherine

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  26. The table, decorations and your entire room/house...everything is beautiful and full of so much vintage gorgeousness...wonderful details. I'm your newest follower!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana
    www.lanaseuropeanvintage.com

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  27. That might be one of the best scores ever!!! Love the table and it looks so perfect in your home. All your pretty Fall decor just sets it off to perfection. Thanks for sharing this with us at TTF!

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  28. WOW!!! That table is awesome!!! I love it so much!!! This gives me knew hope for finding an awesome table for a low price at a yard sale! lol And the way you you have it decorated is just gorgeous!!

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  29. Your dining room is lovely! I just showed your table to my husband and pointed out a few other things to him as well! I love everything in the room! Just found you via a linky party. New follower too!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  30. I love your Fall decorations. You have such beautiful junk and your vintage Halloween decor is wonderful.
    Rebecca

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  31. Turned out gorgeous! Such a beauty <3 Thank you so much for sharing at our All Things Thursday!

    Fotini

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  32. That has to be the find of the year!! It's gorgeous!
    Mary Alice

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  33. What a find! Coming over from Jennifer's blog:) and so nice to meet you! I'm going to explore your blog and looking forward to following!

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  34. Hello Sweetie...Stopping by, from your visit, to see your lovely blog. I see a "Sheraton" cup in your header...can't wait for you to see the tablescape with mine :) Your farm table is marvelous and your farmhouse kitchen and those pumpkins are superb...love it all!

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  35. Beautiful, Amber! I LOVE it! I guess it pays to look underneath sometimes. : ) Love how you have decorated it, too. It does look great with the sun rays hitting it and I think it fits in your home beautifully.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop. : )

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  36. What a great, olden table....so FARM FRESH...and your table setting looks great on it.
    A fantastic buy.
    I am following you now thru Google Friends Connect...come over to see me soon.
    Here from the Tablescaper.

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  37. Love your table and what a steal. Like you, I wonder about the stories behind the old pieces.

    Enjoy many family times together on your new (old) table.

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  38. What an incredible find! I love tha your husband loves the look as much as you do! It is so beautiful and looks amazing in you house!!!

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  39. Beautiful Home, gorgeous vignettes! So inspiring, lovely table find, I adore farmhouse style tables they are so comforting to me. You have a great eye for decor!

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  40. beautiful table setting and gorgeous table.
    Sarah

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  41. Love your $10 find and what you did to it. Looks like a million bucks!! Just this weekend I purchased a large coffee table with that same farm house feel as your dining table, but I over spent on mine I paid $15 lol!! Love you blog and your style.

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  42. Amber, that is an awesome find! I must admit that I am a tad jealous. I want one in my farmhouse basement kitchen so badly. I found an oval table at a thrift store for $35. Thought that was a good deal. And then here you find a gorgeous one for $10. lol ! I painted mine vintage white and the base black. It looks cute for now, but I will be keeping my eyes out for a true farmhouse table. I love your simplistic Fall décor. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  43. What an awesome table! And so beautifully styled!

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  44. Shut up! What an amazing find!!! Super jealous! We just finished building our dinning room table http://imperfectlyimaginable.blogspot.com/2013/08/our-new-diy-dinning-able.htm

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  45. The table & setting is beautiful, so jealous of your amazing purchase! Thanks for sharing at DIY Sunday Showcase! ~ MamaGing.com

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  46. Amber,
    So happy that you came by and shared your $10 table at my party:) That is one awesome deal!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  47. OK Totally in love with this table!!!!!! What a great find, ya lucky duck! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I'm gonna pin this one to our board!

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  48. That table is stunning! I know the thrill firsthand of seeing something so unbelievable at a yard sale, really cheap and you have to put your cool on and just buy it.....then scream in the car! Love your style in the room!

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  49. oh Amber, what an amazing find, it turned out fabulous!!

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  50. Wow, this table is AMAZING!!!!
    I am featuring you tonight at my Furniture and Paint Party!! Hope to see you again!

    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh my goodness this is lovely and your room is lovely and I am coming back for a longer visit very soon / your house is the kind that I just love....

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  52. Amber,
    Your table is gorgeous! What a transformation!
    Thanks SO much for linking up your fall decorated table
    here at the PH.
    I have been out of town and my iphone was not allowing me to respond to my comments
    for some reason or I would have responded sooner!

    Can't wait to look around your blog. So nice to cyber meet you!

    Alison :)

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  53. Came over via Ivy & Elephants....LOVE your score...that table is delicious :) what a find! Lovin' your fall decor as well ~ enjoy that table (like we have to TELL you...lol!!)
    Karla & Karrie

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  54. Ok, I am super jealous!! That is a gorgeous find! Your home is so lovely! Thank you for visiting Homespun Happenings. I am your newest follower :)

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  55. Your table is so beautiful; I love the colors and textures you have intertwined together. It all comes together so nicely and is so calming! Can't believe you walked away with that table for $10! Love a good bargain, and that is a fabulous bargain. Thanks for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue!:)

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  56. Oh, what an amazing find! Everything looks so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. You had top views at the party, and you are featured tonight at the party. New follower, too. Love your blog. :)
    Kathy

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  57. Hi, thanks for stopping by to visit. I said hello to David and continued on. Here I stop because I love the table and I get a peek at you home. I wish I could sit with a cup of coffee and find more pictures of your darling house, but I have DIY to do. But I will be back, I am a follower now and I have you on my blog roll. A quick question for you, can I ask why you have all the links to parties the way you do, most of the time I just see the name of the party and the link connects you when you click on the name, just asking. Alaina

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    1. I never actually thought about that before! I guess I should put the party name in the text to display. I always just left that line blank. Thanks for stopping by and following along!

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  58. This wonderful post has been featured on "Tuesday with a Twist" blog hop! - If you get a chance - pop by my blog & pick up a "featured" button.
    Thanks again!
    Angie
    http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2013/10/im-co-hosting-tuesday-with-twist-28.html

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  59. What a beautiful table! As a fellow junker, I understand having parts 'just in case'. Have a ton of that stuff! Were it me, I would have offered them $20 and a gospel tract! The table seems such a steal even at that! Love your farmhouse look.
    Nancy
    http://itsomuchfunwatchingod.blogspot.com/

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  60. WOW! Your table is perfect, and so is the story that goes with it. Kindred spirit here...
    -Revi

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  61. Hi.... Good to see your post. You have shared your thoughts and knowledge here about Antique Farm Tables and some good images also. Keep this type of posting.

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  62. Good morning, I just reallized that your post was from 2013, and yet it looks as if you could have posted it yesterday. Very timely and a very lovely table. Brings in just the right amount of texture to the room.

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to post my current dining room tomorrow. It's not fully decorated like I will later in the season yet. You would probably enjoy my Thanskging farm table post from 2013 as well. Thanks again for stopping by.

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